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Plasma Mobile…

Posted in KDE, KDE 4, open source, plasma, software, Technology, video by notoveryet on August 7, 2010

This is one of the coolest work I’ve seen in a while…..

yeah, that’s right…..
KDE ROCKS… \o/

Small things that make the difference – Google

Posted in Google by notoveryet on May 22, 2010

this is one of the small things that makes you smile… =-)

that’s why Google is growing and evolving faster than ever…

Beauty contest: Nokia 5530 vs Nokia 5800

Posted in Uncategorized by notoveryet on October 27, 2009

nokia-5530-vs-nokia-5800

please vote the phone, which you think has better looks…

chromium browser for linux is a beta quality software now…

Posted in open source, Review, Screenshots, software, Technology by notoveryet on October 8, 2009

I just upgraded chromium browser on my machine to¬†Chromium 4.0.222.1 (Ubuntu build 28248)“…

and now it supports,

– google chrome themes

– flash without any command line arguments (–enable-plugins)

It’s now comparable to google chrome for windows… except google-talk of course…

so I’m expecting google to announce the chromium browser as a beta software [ forget alphaūüėČ ] soon..

???

What are you waiting for….. ¬†fire up your package manager and try it out…

chromium-4.0.222.1

chromium-themes

chromium-youtube

 

UPDATE:

Just found out, it still does not show new java based yahoo mail interface… so it cannot be called beta software yet….

nevertheless, we have now almost¬†perfect¬†flash support and stunning speed…

I think google will declare chromium as beta only after the implementation of some of these known problems and “google voice & video chat” support…ūüôā

 

multiple target patterns. Stop.

Posted in open source, software, Technology by notoveryet on October 7, 2009

If you are encountering this error while compiling your project using cygwin:

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make -j3 all

src/SwcAbCd.d:1: *** multiple target patterns. Stop.

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then check the version of make tool

make –version

(the command has two ‘-‘ not one as it appears here)

and if it’s 3.81, revert it back to 3.80,

I don’t know how and why, but this worked for me…..ūüėČ

[ just for the record, I got this problem while I was compiling a project in Eclipse using cygwin gcc toolchain… ]

If you want to know more about this particular error, follow the link below –

http://theory.uwinnipeg.ca/localfiles/infofiles/make/make_121.html#SEC120

best video (media) player for the mobiles – CorePlayer

Posted in Entertainment, nokia, open source, software, Technology by notoveryet on September 22, 2009

As I am going to buy Nokia 5530 (based on S60 v5)….

there is a problem, CorePlayer is not released for S60 v5 yet..

so, where would I play the mkv (H.264, vorbis) videos? (there is no alternative to this holy player)

for those who don’t know what CorePlayer is: CorePlayer is collection of best codecs available in the world and it plays almost all the formats you ask it,

it’s a little brother of VLC and MPlayer.

I am planning to compress my favourite movies to 200 MBs each in the above mentioned formats…. and keep in my upcoming phone…

so, I wish CorePlayer release their new version as soon as possible….ūüėČ

next time when you compress/rip a video…

Posted in open source, software, Technology by notoveryet on September 22, 2009

take these into your consideration..ūüôā

There are three main components in – what we call a “video file” (“.avi”, “.mp4”, “.3gp”, “mpeg”, “.mkv” etc)….

– VIDEO (of course)

– AUDIO

– CONTAINER FORMAT

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MY RECOMMENDATIONS:

Container format (or the extension of the file): MKV

Video compression format: H.264/AVC (using x264 encoder)

Audio compression format: ogg vorbis

software which will provide you all these options: Hand brake

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what is “container format”?

well, generally the extensions of videos files are the “container formats”…

e.g. .avi, .mpeg, .mov, .mkv, .mp4..

these format keep one or more video, audio or subtitle files based on their capabilities, so these are like archived files…

The container format software knows how to extract (read) the video-audio-subtitle from the file and how to play them in synchronization…

Note: so when you rename an .mpeg file to .avi, its container format does not change… it’s still an mpeg file….

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why mkv?

for number of reasons-

– it’s an open standard,

– future proof,

– its design allows to keep all video-audio-subtitle formats available in this universe…

– it requires lesser space than the other formats….

– can keep unlimited number of media files in it….

for more information read on wiki.

(i don’t understand, why people still use .avi?)

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why H.264 (x264) video?

since H.264/AVC is best video compession hands down….(it beats Divx, xvid, real media, wmv, VP6-7)…

there is no comparision, believe me…..

it gives best quality videos on very less file size….

and to compress the video in H.264, there is this cool and fast encoder – x264 and it’s open source too..ūüôā

in case, you want to play the H.264 compressed video on your disk player… just check the specification of your player…¬†since H.264 is not supported by all the disk players yet… (in that case you need to compress your video using xvid encoder)..

on the other hand, if you are going to watch on computer.. it’s all good…ūüėÄ

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why ogg vorbis audio?

– it’s open source,

– best quality sound…specially for 128 kbps or less…

– again, less size for the great quality audio….

check the links out for performance comparision –

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=36465

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,1560783,00.asp

HQ180results

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So, next time when you compress a HD video or RIP a DVD using “Hand brake” or some other converter….

go for these options..

РContainer: MKV

– Video codec: H.264 (x264)

– Audio codec: ogg vorbis

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COMPARISION OF DIFFERENT CONTAINER FORMATS

Container formats Subtitles Video formats supported Audio formats supported
3GP 3GPP Timed Text H.263, MPEG-4 Part 2 andH.264/MPEG-4 AVC AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, AAC,HE-AAC and HE-AAC v2
AVI Yes, via third party modifications Almost anything throughVFW; H.264/AVC is problematic due to the limited B-frame support Almost anything through ACM; Vorbisis problematic
divx Yes MPEG-4 Part 2 video encoded to meet DivX profiles MP3, PCM, AC-3
FLV No Sorenson, VP6, Screen Video, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC MP3, Nellymoser, ADPCM, Linear PCM,AAC, Speex
mkv Yes virtually anything virtually anything
MP4 ttxt, VobSubs with private objectTypeIndication not usable with the sceneDescription (started by Nero), BIFS MPEG-4 ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.263, VC-1, Dirac, others MPEG-1 Layers I, II, III (MP3), MPEG-2/4 (HE)-AAC, AC-3, Vorbis (with privat objectTypeIndication), Apple Lossless, others
mpg, mpeg No MPEG-1, MPEG-2 MPEG-1 Layers I, II, III (mp3), other formats only in private streams:LPCM
MPEG-2 Only in private streams Рused inVOB files on DVDs MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2 MPEG-1 Layers I, II, III (mp3), other formats only in private streams:AC-3,LPCM, DTS
Ogg Ogg Writ, Ogg Kate Theora, almost anything through VFW Vorbis, FLAC, Speex, almost anything through ACM
mov Yes Limited to what is available to the QuickTime codec manager Limited to what is available to Sound Manager or CoreAudio
RMVB Yes RealVideo 8, 9, 10 (HE)-AAC, Cook Codec, Vorbis,RealAudio Lossless

small update on nokia 5530

Posted in Technology by notoveryet on September 15, 2009

just two days ago my friend has bought Nokia 5800 for Rs 13000/=,

that makes me say, nokia 5530 gotta be less than 12000

nevertheless, there is 5800…. if something goes wrong and 5530 comes with a higher price tag I will go for it’s big brother…

but, i have to wait till diwali, since the prices here in mumbai (Maharashtra) are quite high…

arond 1500 rs higher than other states including Delhi…

so i’ll to wait till then.

I am really excited to get playing 640×360, H.264 AVC compressed movies on it…ūüėÄ

the nokia phone which I ever liked…

Posted in Technology by notoveryet on August 28, 2009

This is the phone which I fell in love with at first sight and the¬†first phone from Nokia,¬†i think¬†i¬†would¬†love to¬†buy …..

may¬†be because, i heard the rumour that it’s going to be priced at around Rs 12000/=

and the design is superb….

i was waiting for openmoko GTA4 based phone¬†to come, but now¬†i think i can live with this beauty for a while….

let’s wait till nokia announce the price….

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

nokia-5530-xpressmusic

Announced Date: 15 June 2009

Device Description:

The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is a S60 5th Edition device with a resistive touch screen and tactile feedback. The device has a 2,9“, bright nHD (640 x 360 pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio) AFFS display with homescreen featuring Contacts Bar and media bar. Input methods include full screen QWERTY, alphanumeric keypad and handwrite recognition. Other features include a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR, and USB 2.0 High-Speed.

Technical Specs

Developer Platform S60 5th Edition
Operating System Symbian OS v9.4
Screen Resolution 360 x 640

General

Screen Resolution 360 x 640
Screen Color Depth 24 bit
Device Size 104 x 49 x 13 mm
Volume 68 cc
Weight 107 g
Input Method Touch Screen
Other Keys Applications Key
Call Creation Key
Call Termination Key
Camera Key
Keypad Lock Key
Volume Keys
Frequency Bands GSM 1800
GSM 1900
GSM 850
GSM 900
Data Bearers CSD
Dual Transfer Mode (MSC 11)
EDGE Class B
GPRS
HSCSD
WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g
Regional Availability CHINA, Europe, INDIA, Latin America, SEAP
CPU Count Single CPU
CPU Type ARM 11
CPU Clock Rate 434 MHz

Extra Features

Extra Features Accelerometer Sensor
Flight Mode
FOTA Firmware over the Air
Nokia Music Store
Ovi Share
Ovi Store
Proximity Sensor
Software Updates
Stereo FM Radio
Stereo Handsfree Speakers
Still Image Editor
Themes

APIs

Java Technology JSR 139 Connected, Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 1.1
JSR 118 MIDP 2.1
JSR 248 Mobile Service Architecture Subset for CLDC
JSR 75 FileConnection and PIM API
JSR 82 Java‚ĄĘ APIs for Bluetooth 1.1
JSR 135 Mobile Media API 1.1
JSR 172 J2ME‚ĄĘ Web Services Specification (RPC package)
JSR 172 J2ME‚ĄĘ Web Services Specification (XML Parser package)
JSR 177 Security and Trust Services API for J2ME‚ĄĘ (SATSA-CRYPTO package)
JSR 177 Security and Trust Services API for J2ME‚ĄĘ (SATSA-PKI package)
JSR 179 Location API for J2ME‚ĄĘ 1.1
JSR 184 Mobile 3D Graphics API for J2ME‚ĄĘ 1.1
JSR 205 Wireless Messaging API 2.0
JSR 226 Scalable 2D Vector Graphics API for J2ME‚ĄĘ 1.1
JSR 234 Advanced Multimedia Supplements 1.1 (audio3d)
JSR 234 Advanced Multimedia Supplements 1.1 (music)
JSR 256 Mobile Sensor API
IAP Info API
eSWT UI API 1.0.3
Nokia UI API 1.2
Java API Access Permissions Java API Access Permissions
Other APIs Open C APIs
Open C++ APIs
Product ID 0x2001DE9D
0x2001DE9E[1]
Sensor API Channels Accelerometer XYZ
Orientation
Proximity Monitor
Rotation
Certificates Symbian A, Symbian B, Symbian C, Symbian D, UTI Root
Notes 1 UID for China variant.

Browser & Flash

Browser Details HTML over TCP/IP
OSS Browser
WAP 2.0
Web Runtime 1.1
XHTML over TCP/IP
Flash Technology Flash Lite 3.0
Flash Lite Features Flash Video

Multimedia

Camera Resolution 2048 x 1536
CMOS Sensor 3.2 Megapixel
Camera Digital Zoom 4 x
Camera Focal length 3.7 mm
Camera F-Stop/Aperture f/2.8
Camera Focus range 10[1] cm to infinity
Camera Image Formats JPEG/Exif
Camera Features Auto Exposure, Auto Focus, Flash, Full Screen Viewfinder, Self Timer, Sequence Mode
Video Recording Resolution 220 x 176
Video Recording Frame Rate 15 fps
Video Digital Zoom 4 x
Video Recording Formats H.263, MPEG-4
Video Features Video Editor
Video Player
Video Recorder
Video Ringtones
Video Sharing
Video Stabilization
Video Streaming
Video Playback Formats 3GPP formats (H.263), Flash Video, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, RealVideo 7,8, WMV 9
Video Playback Frame Rate 30 fps
Graphic Formats BMP, EXIF, GIF87a, GIF89a, JPEG, JPEG 2000, MBM, OTA, PNG, TIFF, WBMP, WMF
Audio Features 3D Surround Sound
Audio Equalizer
Audio Recording AAC
Audio Streaming
Bass Boost
Bluetooth Stereo
Loudness
Music Player
Stereo Widening
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AU, AWB, eAAC+, M4A, MIDI Tones (poly 64), Mobile XMF, MP3, MP4, RealAudio 7, 8, RMF, SND, SP-MIDI, True tones, WAV, WMA, WVE
Notes 1 Macro focus: 10-60 cm.

Memory Functions

Maximum User Storage 70 MB
NAND Memory 256 MB
SDRAM Memory 128 MB
Memory Card type Micro SD
Memory Card Features Hot Swap
Maximum Memory Card Size 16 GB
Maximum Heap Size Unlimited
Maximum JAR Size Unlimited

Connectivity

Local Connectivity Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR
Bluetooth Stereo Audio
Micro USB
MTP (Multimedia Transfer Protocol)
Nokia AV 3.5mm
Nokia microUSB Cable CA-101
USB 2.0 High-Speed
USB Mass Storage
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BIP, DIP, DUN, FTP, GAVDP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SAP
WLAN support 802.11b/g
WEP
WPA
WPA2 (AES/TKIP)

Messaging

Messaging IM, MMS+SMIL, SMS
Messaging Features OMA Multimedia Messaging Service v1.3
Email Solutions Mail for Exchange
OMA E-mail Notification v1.0
Supported Email Protocols IMAP4, IMAP4 IDLE, POP3, SMTP
Supported Document Formats Excel, PDF, Powerpoint, Word, Zip

Power Management

Power Management 2.0mm Charger Connector
Battery model BL-4U 3.7V 1000 mAh
Talk Time up to 4.9 hours
Standby Time up to 15 days
Music Playback Time up to 27.0 hours

Other

OMA Device Management OMA Client Provisioning v1.1
OMA Device Management v1.1.2
Synchronization OMA Data Synchronization v1.2
SyncML
Digital Rights Management OMA DRM Forward Lock
OMA DRM v1.0
OMA DRM v2.0
Windows Media DRM 10
DRM Delivery Method HTTP Download
MMS
OMA Download v1.0

want to convert/compress a video, try HandBrake….

Posted in free, open source, Review, software, Technology, video converter by notoveryet on August 12, 2009

Here is one beautiful software….¬†“HandBrake“…

it’s a “FREE and OPEN SOURCE” video conversion and compression software… and is available for following platforms:

windowsdownload link

ubuntu linux – download link for 32 bit, download link for 64 bit

mac os x – download link

source code – download link

now a days, whenever i look for any software…. ¬†my search string begins with “open source” instead of “freeware” or “shareware”… and i am gaining confidence…

i found this software quite handy and useful..

just now converted a 730 MB movie file into a 198 MB (i asked it to make 200 MB) mp4 (H264 based)….

it took around 20 minutes for 2 pass conversion, which is fine for me…. and the video quality better than what I was expecting..ūüôā

Supported sources:
Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (unencrypted–protection methods including CSS are not supported internally and must be handled externally with third-party software and libraries), and some .VOB and .TS files
Most any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.
Outputs:
File format: MP4, MKV, AVI or OGM
Video: MPEG-4, H.264, or Theora (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)
Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)
Misc features:
Chapter selection
Basic subtitle support (burned into the picture)
Integrated bitrate calculator
Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
Grayscale encoding

Supported sources:

Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (unencrypted–protection methods including CSS are not supported internally and must be handled externally with third-party software and libraries), and some .VOB and .TS files

Most any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.

Outputs:

File format: MP4, MKV, AVI or OGM

Video: MPEG-4, H.264, or Theora (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)

Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)

Misc features:

Chapter selection

Basic subtitle support (burned into the picture)

Integrated bitrate calculator

Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling

Grayscale encoding

For more information go to their FAQ section.

here is screenshot for quick look…

handbrake